Faculty of Buddhist Studies
This faculty directly inherits the founding spirit of Rissho University, and its goal is to cultivate students who will contribute broadly to society by practicing the benevolence of the Bodhisattva. The faculty provides a unique curriculum that explores humanity, society, history, philosophy, culture and the arts through the lens of Buddhism from a broad perspective. It is designed to lead students to acquire wisdom, build character and attain greater self-realization. Students in the Department of Nichiren Buddhism mainly study the philosophy and teachings of Nichiren and their development over time. Students in the Department of Buddhist Studies cultivate an international perspective on Buddhism by objectively studying how Buddhism developed and changed as it spread throughout Asia and encountered different cultures.
Faculty of Letters
Studying the various aspects of humanity, the fundamental research theme of this faculty, is the unifying thread that connects all of the departments in the Faculty of Letters. Students examine humanity from a broad perspective through ideas and history, language and literature, and social and cultural phenomena.
Faculty of Economics
This faculty offers a curriculum that informs students about basic economic theory and instructs them in using a balanced selection of subjects to help them better understand complex economic behavior from various perspectives. The goal is to cultivate students with a firm grasp of the various problems being faced in contemporary economics who can develop their own ideas regarding possible solutions to those problems and are capable of independent action.
Faculty of Business Administration
By offering a curriculum that maintains a good balance between theoretical and practical lessons, this faculty aims to impart diverse problem-solving skills as well as the advanced, specialized knowledge and technologies needed in the corporate workplace. It also aims to cultivate human resources that can thrive in a constantly changing business environment.
Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law aims to cultivate professionals who can play a leading role in the legal field by encouraging students to explore the overall structure and framework of the legal system, as well as how laws should function in society. It helps students develop the ability to survive in society with specialized legal knowledge and qualifications and teaches them the analytical skills needed to confront a variety of social problems and identify viable solutions.
Faculty of Social Welfare
Regarding theoretical and practical studies of social welfare and child education as well as studies in related academic fields, students develop the ability to analyze issues facing contemporary society, a sense of humanity and sympathy, and the practical skills needed in the fields of social welfare and child education through lectures, exercises, and practical training.
Faculty of Geo-Environmental Science
The Faculty of Geo-Environmental Science aims to produce talented graduates who can help solve both local and global environmental problems. In the Department of Environment Systems, students learn techniques from the natural sciences; in the Department of Geography, they learn integrated techniques drawn from both the humanities and the sciences. Both departments supplement lectures with a practical curriculum that focuses on experimental and hands-on learning, as well as outdoor workshops.
Faculty of Psychology
The Faculty of Psychology is comprised of the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Department of Interpersonal and Social Psychology. The Department of Clinical Psychology primarily teaches students about behavioral and adjustment issues, human adaptation, and personal development. The Department of Interpersonal and Social Psychology teaches students about mental states and behaviors in the context of interpersonal relationships and the ways people interact with society. In both departments, students conduct extensive study and research, including empirical tests and surveys, as they learn theories and techniques involved in examining the human mind from a scientific perspective. Students explore the human mind and behavioral mechanisms and are trained to support initiatives to solve various problems related to humans.